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Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs

Jul. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who watched the first day of a House investigation into the Jan. 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday were exposed to the sort of blunt language, including profanity and racial slurs, rarely heard on daytime television. The hearing featured...

'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' top Emmy nominations with 24 each

Jul. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.” The bounty reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with most of the...

Major blackouts in Iran prompt rare apology from president

Jul. 06, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s outgoing president offered a rare apology Tuesday for the country’s most severe summer power outages in recent memory, as blackouts cripple businesses and darken homes for hours a day. In a government meeting broadcast live on state TV,...

Boston Pops July Fourth live show returning, with changes

Jun. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday. Instead of holding the show on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, the Pops will play in...

Former president Trump returns as a diminished TV draw

Jun. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump reached less than a million measurable television viewers over the weekend in his return to the public stage at a North Carolina political event. Newsmax averaged just under 700,000 viewers between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m....

The shows that will be on network TV in primetime this fall

May. 20, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

A look at the primetime lineups for the major networks, as announced in recent days as part of their annual presentations to advertisers. All times Eastern. ABC Monday: 8 p.m. —...

ABC's new 'Women of the Movement' about Emmett Till's mother

May. 18, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will air a short-run series “Women of the Movement” next season about Mamie Till-Mobley, whose son Emmett Till became a symbol of the civil rights movement after he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The network, which announced its plans for...

Detroit fireworks show will be on TV over a suburban lake

May. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The annual fireworks show in Detroit will stay in the suburbs for a second consecutive year because of COVID-19. The June 28 show will be broadcast on television from Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. The park will be closed to spectators. ...

An Oscar winner, more 'Law & Order' for NBC next season

May. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger is coming to network TV next season in a dramatization of a murder case recounted by “Dateline NBC." The two-time Oscar winner's role in NBC's “The Thing About Pam" is a sign of how broadcast networks are banking on eye-catching...

Trial of other cops charged in Floyd's death to be broadcast

Apr. 30, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's murder trial was the first Minnesota criminal trial to be broadcast live on television. It won't be the last. Some in the Minnesota legal system were apprehensive about allowing the live broadcast of Chauvin's trial over the killing of...